Volunteer Program2018-11-08T09:58:25+00:00

Volunteer Program

The overall goal of the Volunteer Program is to assist Rio Grande Hospital with its mission:
“Health Care Needs of the Western San Luis Valley Community are Met”.

Volunteer Program
If you are looking to help others and serve your community, volunteering at Rio Grande Hospital can fulfill your desire to lend a hand to someone during their hospital stay. The Volunteer Program at Rio Grande Hospital has provided ongoing assistance and support to our patients, medical staff, and community for almost 10 years. Our volunteers are a dynamic group of driven individuals who bring us their dedication, time, and heart. Our volunteers come from a variety of ages and backgrounds with the common desire to provide a valuable service to the community by improving the patient experience in a compassionately.
 
Volunteer Opportunities
The success of our volunteers is dependent upon teamwork, which is developed through the positive relationships established within the program. Together we support the patients, staff, and community. Assignments are determined by the Hospital Volunteer Program, individual interest, availability, and department needs.
Volunteering opportunities may include:
  • Greeting and Escorting
  • Patient Comfort and Support
  • Event Assistance
  • Pet Therapy – must have a trained and registered therapy dog
  • Community relations
  • Office help (stuffing envelopes, printing…)

It is our policy to maintain and continuously improve our volunteer relations to promote retention, development, commitment, motivation and satisfaction of a competent and qualified volunteer force.

Basic qualifications to be a volunteer: sincere interest in rendering service; business-like approach with a friendly attitude; good communication skills; ability to follow directions under general supervision and/or independently; dependable, courteous, compassionate and flexible; ability to work with groups as well as individuals; patience, kindness and humility and a sense of pride in work.

All volunteers will function under the direction of the Volunteer Services Coordinator. Volunteers must complete a basic application, pass background checks and complete orientation before being assigned to volunteer duties.

Interested in Becoming a Volunteer?
Contact Lottie Whitmer, RN, Compliance Officer, Rio Grande Hospital (719) 657-4090

For college and high school opportunities, please email eva@riograndehospital.net